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Ode to a departed musical icon, my old buddy   John ‘Blare’ Camm 1958 – 2015
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Ode to a departed musical icon, my old buddy John ‘Blare’ Camm 1958 – 2015

July 6th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek The Namibian music industry is reeling in shock and disbelief following the sad news of the sudden passing of one of the country’s most accomplished bass guitarists in the history of domestic live music. Former Baronages lead guitarist, John Camm, aka ‘Blare’ in... Read more

Schmidt Petrus Andreas: The Southern Campaigner, Radio Announcer and Vice Secretary for Information and Publicity of the Swapo Party (1953 – )

July 3rd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Despite hailing from the southern part of Namibia, an area in which it was difficult to mobilise the masses to support the liberation struggle, it did not take too long for the likes of Schmidt Petrus Andreas to become politically conscious and to begin to... Read more
Woman reunites with father after 31 years
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Woman reunites with father after 31 years

July 3rd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Epundi Sophia Schlecht shed tears of joy as she embraced her father for the first time after 31 years, when she arrived at the Oshakati Police Station on Wednesday evening for a reunion with her parent. It was an emotional time for both the daughter... Read more

Mutorwa on why MAWF returned N$450 million to Treasury

July 3rd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Agricultural reporter Deon Schlechter places Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) John Mutorwa on the spot over the ministry’s returning of N$450 million to Treasury between 2011 and 2013. This was revealed in a 2013 summarised government report tabled in the... Read more
Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture
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Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture

June 30th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, we the pupils in the hostel of Iipumbu Secondary School, are tired of being beaten up by the superintendent at the slightest provocation. We are humans and not donkeys. Response: The Namibian government through the Constitution of... Read more
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
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Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

June 30th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: Who qualifies for boreholes assistance and what are the criteria? Response: Infrastructures development is done according to the rural water supply coverage standards, the criteria for water supply to all Namibian communities in communal areas will be based on maximum... Read more

Veteran Affairs in the Presidency

June 30th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: (PRO Edson) Haufiku from Veterans Affairs office, we the war veterans, want to know why you are not giving us the full amount of N$200 000. Mr President, please investigate that office. We need our money. Response: Once again, Section 36 (1) of the... Read more
Prevention  and screening  of cancers
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Prevention and screening of cancers

June 29th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable – Bill Gates The diagnosis of cancer is something we all fear, but the good news is that there are steps you can take to lower your risk of developing cancer. Simple changes in lifestyle and diet, and finding... Read more
Artisans’ waiting game in southern industries
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Artisans’ waiting game in southern industries

June 26th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek Even though months sometimes go by without getting small tenders or customers, artisans in the Southern Industrial Area do not give up because they know the sun will eventually shine brighter. They report for duty at their “office” in the parking area of Pupkewitz... Read more
Veteran Affairs in the Presidency
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Veteran Affairs in the Presidency

June 23rd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: Veterans Affairs, when will you give us our answers? After our interviews in 2012 we were told to wait, but it is now 2015. The interviews were conducted in Donkerhoek, Katutura. Is it fair? Year in and year out we hear the board did... Read more
Peter Ekandjo: The Jungle Fighter….. The Battle of Eendobe/Omunhete
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Peter Ekandjo: The Jungle Fighter….. The Battle of Eendobe/Omunhete

June 23rd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
The battle of Eendobe/Omunghete took place in August 1981 about 10 kilometres east of Eendobe village deep in the jungle. Our unit of about 40 fighters laid a successful ambush to engage 10 enemy Casspirs (armoured vehicles) backed by four helicopter gunships and two... Read more
Tycoon with a heart of gold
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Tycoon with a heart of gold

June 22nd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek He is a caring, unpretentious Chinese businessman with unrivalled generosity. He wants to help Namibia fulfil Vision 2030. Vision 2030 is the national development plan launched by founding president Sam Nujoma in 2004. It sets the framework for Namibia’s development... Read more